• Chandana Buddhala, Ph.D.

     

    Dr. Buddhala is a doctoral neuroscientist with 15 years of experience in cell, molecular biology & biochemical techniques. She has proven success in conducting clinical translational neuroscience research with a goal to rescue disease phenotype or improve prognosis.

     

    Some of Dr. Buddhala's research excellencies include:

     

    - PhD+8 years experience in conducting ELISA assays.

     

    - Spearheading human neurotransmitter transporter ELISA assay development from scratch using post-mortem brain tissue that guided Parkinson disease dementia research.

     

    - Analysis of residual host cell proteins and DNA to inform of contamination or clearance of vaccines and intermediates during process development.

     

    -Potency and Stability assessments of vaccines.

     

  • TOP RESEARCH AWARDS

  • INVITED TALK HIGHLIGHTS

    • Buddhala, C., Paturu M., Morales D.M., Smyser C.D., Limbrick D.D. Jr, Mahaney K., Strahle J.M. Intraventricular Hemorrhage Clearance Markers in Human Neonatal CSF: Predictors of Hydrocephalus and Outcome. The Congress of Neurological surgeons, Oct 2018.
    • Buddhala, C., Reddy, N.D., Sharma, V., Kotzbauer, P.T. A novel highly sensitive HPLC assay reveals significant increase in CoA levels produced by PANK2 over-expression and phosphopantethiene supplementation in cultured HEK293T cells. 6th International Symposium on NBIA & Related Disorders, Washington, Apr 8, 2017.
    • Buddhala, C., Loftin, S.K., Brandon, K., Cairns, J.N., Campbell, M.C., Perlmutter, J.S., Kotzbauer, P.T. Regional deficits in dopaminergic, serotonergic and noradrenergic deficits in demented Parkinson disease brain. 5th Annual Hope Center Retreat, Department of Neurology, Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri, May 5, 2015.
    • Buddhala, C., Suarez, M., Modi, J., Prentice, H., Ma, Z., Tao, R. and Wu, J.Y. Calpain cleavage of brain glutamic acid decarboxylase 65 is pathological: Its implications on GABA neurotransmission. 25th anniversary of establishment of Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Florida, Mar 18, 2011.
  • POSTER PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • OTHER AWARDS

    • FAU Graduate and Professional Student Association Travel Award -2011
    • FAU College of Biomedical Sciences Excellence in Graduate Research Award – 2011
    • FAU College of Biomedical Sciences Graduate Student Poster Award – 2011
    • FAU National Alumni Association Scholarship – 2010
    • FAU Ms. Joy Scholarship – 2010
    • FAU Graduate Diversity Fellowship – 2009
    • FAU Newell Doctoral Fellowship – 2009

    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

     

    - Hydrocephalus Association.

    - Hydrocephalus Association Network for Discovery Science.

    - Congress for Neurological Surgeons.

    - American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    - American Association of Neuropathologists, Inc.

    - American Society for Neurochemistry.

    - International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

    - Society for Neuroscience.

    - Golden Key International Honor Society.

    - The National Scholars Honor Society.

     

  • OTHER SKILLS

    TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCIES

    MS Office:

    Word, Excel, Powerpoint, One Note, Outlook.

    Bioinformatics:

    NCBI BLAST, NetPhos 2.0, Primer 3.

    Image Analysis:

    Adobe Photoshop, Image J, ITK-SNAP.

    Statistics:

    GraphPad Prism 8.0.

    Referencing:

    EndNote

    Web Designing

    OTHER PROFICIENCIES

    Reviewer:

    Journal of Biomedical Sciences (Jan 2012 – Current), Brain Research (Nov 2019-Current).

    Entrepreneur:

    Building Network Assets

    Writer:

    Non-science book.

     

  • L-R: Dr. Ata Sarajedini, Dean, College of Science, Dr. Phil De Young, Senior Alumni & Senior Clinical Research Scientist at GSK and Dr. John Kelly, President, FAU.